Daintree

Stretching from Daintree Village across the river, the Daintree encompasses Cape Kimberley, Cow Bay, Thornton's Peak, Cooper Creek, Thornton Beach, Noah Valley, Cape Tribulation and the Bloomfield Track to the north.

This is the home of the world's oldest surviving rainforest with examples of plant species that existed millions of years ago. Be dwarfed by king ferns and giant bull kauri pines, watch for the flash of blue that gives away the cassowary moving through the evergreen forest or discover tiny fish in cool freshwater pools.

Winding for 140 kilometres, the Daintree River is one of the longest rivers on Australia's east coast providing diverse habitats for many species. Cruise along it to spot prehistoric crocodiles and colourful birds or join a fishing charter to haul in a mighty barramundi.

Guided walks, Four Wheel Drive or Eight Wheel Drive tours also give an insight into this special environment. Sir David Attenborough described the Daintree rainforest as extraordinary after a recent visit filming in the area, telling viewers around the world he was particularly impressed with the region's diverse birdlife.

Daintree village has a number of eateries, artists' studios, local souvenir shops and a general store with a post office, bottle shop and information and tour booking centre. It is the last stop-off before the Daintree River Ferry which takes you across the river even deeper into the Daintree rainforest.

Choose to stay in a discreet eco-resort, amazing tree house, join the fun crowd at a backpacker resort or get to know the locals at an intimate bed and breakfast. Venture out at night when the rainforest puts on a spectacular show with mammals emerging for midnight feasts, bush turkeys hosting noisy parties and frogs providing the rainforest chorus.

Daintree, Cairns Area
Queensland
Australia

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Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
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From AU$329 - 1199
Welcome to Port Douglas, one of Australia's most stunning holiday destinations in Tropical North Queensland and the gateway to explore the world famous Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. A newly renovated beachfront luxury resort on famous Four Mile Beach surrounded by 147 hectares of lush tropical gardens, 2 hectares of sparkling saltwater lagoon pools and an 18-hole golf course, their resort amenities and service will make you feel at home in paradise.

Bustard Downs

Mount Carbine, Mareeba Area
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From AU$12.50 - 275
Bustard Downs is a 220 acre organic beef farm on the road to Cape York offering three unique accommodation, caravan and camping options. Farm Stay Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse, perfect for birdwatchers, has four bedrooms, sleeping one to eight guests in rustic bush chic, with private gardens, swimming pool, king size or king single beds, cotton linen, great for the tropics.

Executive Retreats - Shangri-La

Newell, Douglas Area
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From AU$595 - 795
Executive Retreats offer a selection of award winning architecturally designed holiday retreats in the Port Douglas area, Tropical North Queensland. Choose between trendy holiday homes and Balinese inspired beach villas on absolute beach front, luxury lifestyle and spa retreats on secluded, private acreages and chic apartments and townhouses in the heart of cosmopolitan Port Douglas.

Daintree Valley Haven

Stewart Creek Valley,
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From AU$154 - 185
A peaceful 30 acre rainforest hideaway at the end of a beautiful valley, surrounded by Daintree National Park, 8 km beyond Daintree Village. Ideal for couples, honeymooners and birdwatchers. Three modern, private self-contained B&B bungalows overlook rainforest, exotic tropical fruits trees, dam, tropical gardens and easy walking trails.

Dreamcatcher Beach-side Apartments

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
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From AU$179 - 379
Dreamcatcher Beach-side Apartments in Port Douglas is Fringed by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Daintree rainforests, Dreamcatcher Apartments offer you the opportunity to discover the colours of paradise.

Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
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From AU$101 - 219
Port Douglas is one of the most beautiful tropical holiday destinations and the only place on the planet where two World Heritage listed areas meet – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Villa San Michele

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
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From AU$170 - 295
Villa San Michele boasts a fantastic location on vibrant Macrossan Street in the heart of Port Douglas. The central location places all that Port Douglas has to offer on your doorstep, and all within a five minute walk.

Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
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From AU$312 - 495
The Peninsula Boutique Hotel is perfectly positioned at the beachside end of Macrossan Street overlooking pristine Four Mile Beach and the sparkling Coral Sea, less than a two minute walk to the village centre, shopping, restaurants.
From AU$299 - 1299
Located in one of the most internationally acclaimed locations in Australia on Four Mile Beach, Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa has been designed with the utmost luxury and relaxation in mind.

Serenity Port Douglas: Luxury Beachfront

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$355 - 495
With so much choice of accommodation in Port Douglas it pays to be discerning! Serenity Accommodation Port Douglas is a newly renovated immaculate holiday home situated on much sought after Garrick Street, just 20 metres from the world renowned four mile beach and located just a few minutes walk from all the popular cafes, bars and boutique shops of the Port Douglas strip.
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